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Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class

January 17, 2023

Schools’ use of telehealth services expanded during the pandemic, and emerging research suggests it could help reduce chronic absenteeism.

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Podcast: Jennifer Lansford on “Why are my parents so annoying?”

January 5, 2023

Jennifer Lansford helps explain the science behind why children find their parents annoying in a recent episode of BBC’s Crowd Science podcast.  

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By the numbers: How North Carolina’s classrooms have changed since Leandro

December 18, 2022

Helen Ladd was cited for her research on public education spending in WRAL’s analysis of North Carolina schools.

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Podcast: Anna Gassman-Pines on Unemployment Insurance Access Disparities

November 15, 2022

Anna Gassman-Pines joined a recent episode of A Health Podyssey, the Health Affairs podcast to speak about her research on the health disparities experienced by unemployed Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Four Ways Charter Schools Undermine Good Education Policy

November 10, 2022

Ladd argues, [public school funding] must be used “productively and efficiently to promote good educational outcomes.” Charters, by design, “operate outside state and local education systems,” to varying degrees depending on which state we’re talking about. Ladd observes that this creates several challenges.

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Economics of Infant Feeding in the U.S.

October 10, 2022

The national shortage of baby formula in the U.S. that began in February of 2022 cast an urgent spotlight on the difficulties parents can face in meeting basic nutritional needs of their babies. A narrow focus on the supply of infant formula or the benefits of breastfeeding does not shed light on the full scope of economic tradeoffs families face.

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American Family Policy Is Holding Schools Back

September 28, 2022

A child’s ability to succeed in the classroom is powerfully influenced by their home environment. Giving parents the support they need could be key to fixing American education.

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How resilience and learning are working hand in hand for our students in districts

September 26, 2022

The NC Center for Resilience & Learning is teaching schools and districts how to better help students who have experienced trauma.

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Q&A | Jennifer Lansford, director of Duke’s Center for Child & Family Policy

September 9, 2022

EdNC spoke with Lansford about her time at CCFP, her policy goals, and what keeps her up at night.

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